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November 10, 1994 |
Doctors successfully removed a kidney from an Orange County woman Wednesday and transplanted it into her husband, a gravely ill diabetic, marking yet another milestone in the lives of a Mission Viejo couple whose story has drawn national attention. With network television cameras taping their every move, doctors operated on Victoria Ingram-Curlee, 45, for two hours, then spent another hour preparing four arteries in her left kidney for insertion into her husband, Randall Curlee, 46. Dr.
December 17, 1999
Following up on Wednesday's story "Sacrifice for a Friend," the kidney transplant surgery scheduled for that afternoon between Janet Dixon and Dennis Gates was postponed. About an hour before the 1 p.m. surgery, UCLA doctors canceled the operation because Dixon's red blood cell count was too low. The surgery is expected to be rescheduled within the next couple of weeks, according to UCLA officials.
November 11, 1985 |
Philippines President Ferdinand E. Marcos had kidney transplants in 1983 and 1984, amid speculation that he was seriously ill, according to a published report. The Pittsburgh Press reported Sunday in a copyright story that Drs. Enrique Ona and Potenciano Baccay said the transplants were performed in August, 1983, and November, 1984, at the Philippines National Kidney Foundation in Manila. Newsweek magazine had a similar report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2005 |
Kidney transplant patients at St. Vincent Medical Center have died at a higher-than-expected rate over the last several years, raising questions about the quality of care at one of the nation's oldest and busiest transplant programs. Thirty-six people who received transplants from January 2002 to June 2004 died within a year of surgery.
June 20, 1986 |
A new "magic bullet" drug that has proved highly effective in halting the rejection of kidney transplants was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug is a so-called monoclonal antibody created from the cells of mice. FDA Commissioner Frank E. Young suggested that the precedent set by the approval will speed consideration of other promising monoclonal antibodies designed to fight cancer as well as the rejection of other transplanted organs.
January 31, 1996 |
Six years after successfully receiving a heart transplant, auto racing legend Carroll Shelby got a new kidney Tuesday--from his 50-year-old son, Michael. The operation, at an unspecified Los Angeles hospital, was a success, according to Don Rager, chief operating officer for Shelby American, Inc. "The doctors are expecting a speedy recovery for both," Rager said. No other information was released because, Rager said, the family desired privacy.